The Steelers re-signed cornerback Cameron Sutton to a two-year contract.
"It makes me feel really good," Sutton told SiriusXM NFL Radio after signing. "You're talking about first and foremost an organization that has had nothing but the utmost respect and support behind me from the beginning. A team that drafted me out of college one. Being able to say that you're drafted, that's a blessing in its own. And especially to a historic and great city like Pittsburgh.
"Just being able to stay with Pittsburgh, that means a lot as well. It's just a relationship. You meet so many great people over the time, and it's only going to get better. It's not just as big as football. The city itself, the people. Everything outside of football in the City of Pittsburgh, it's hard to just want to up and leave and move your family around, especially when you have so many supportive people behind you."
Sutton stepped up big in 2020, playing in all 16 games and starting six. He had a streak where he had a forced fumble in three straight games, including Week 8 at Baltimore, Week 9 at Dallas and Week 10 vs. Cincinnati.
Take a look at photographs of Steelers CB Cameron Sutton from the 2020 season
Sutton finished the 2020 season with 29 tackles, 26 of them solo stops, eight pass defenses, three forced fumbles and a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery. In four seasons he has played in 52 games, starting eight, with 72 tackles, 63 solo stops, two sacks, three interceptions, 17 pass defenses, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
Sutton has been one of the most versatile players in the secondary, saying the freedom to move around has helped him, and that versatility was on display in 2020.
"I take reps everywhere," said Sutton during the season. "Week in and week out, I am never stationary. It might depend on the day of the week or situation throughout the week. Normally throughout the week I am not stationary at one position.
"What is more special than being versatile. I never want to be a stationary guy. That is just my style of game. Being versatile is being able to come from outside to inside, being able to play safety and come down to being able to play dime, nickel. Whatever it takes to be on the field and around the ball, that's just what it is.
"Everyone always talks about do you want to keep moving around. I just want to play. I just want to ball. That's it."
Sutton was drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Tennessee.